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Euro 2016: Best XI Of The Quarter Finals

Eight became four over the weekend as Portugal, Wales, Germany and France all booked their places in the semi finals of Euro 2016. While Portgual and Germany needed penalty shootouts to progress to the last four, Wales and France delivered performances of confidence and composure to ensure that the overall race for the Henri Delaunay trophy is a remarkably open …

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Opinion: The Positions In Which Manchester United Still Need To Upgrade

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Manchester United players celebrae during The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

After the gigantic mess of the last two summers, Manchester United are getting their business done early this year. Already through the door are defender Eric Bailly and striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, with Armenian attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the verge of being confirmed as new Manchester United manager José Mourinho’s third major signing. That said, while those three signings go some …

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Opinion: Wales Have The Talent And Momentum To Win Euro 2016

Although it may seem like a dream for many Welsh fans, the Wales national football team are in with a great chance of Euro 2016 victory. Last Friday, Wales defeated a strongly-tipped Belguim side 3-1 to reach the semi-final stage. Along the way, they have also defeated Slovakia, Russia and Northern Ireland – an outstanding achievement from a country populated …

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Opinion: Belgium Have Fantastic Players But Have No Idea How To Play As A Team

LILLE, FRANCE - JULY 1: Team Belgium poses prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter final match between Wales and Belgium at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on July 1, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

While England were the biggest failures of Euro 2016, Belgium have been perhaps the biggest disappointment. Last night’s defeat to Wales, which saw the Red Devils eliminated at the quarter final stage for the second tournament in succession, was a perfect microcosm of their wider campaign – spectacular and disastrous. In all the bluster of the opening barrage on the …

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Pleidiol Wyf I’m Gwlad: A Wales Team For All To Be Proud Of

‘Pleidiol Wyf I’m Gwlad’ translates as “I am devoted to my country”. It’s integral to the identity and philosophy of the Wales football team that has been such a revelation at Euro 2016.  It comes from Wales’ beautiful national anthem ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ (Land Of My Fathers). Whilst money-laden outfits like Spain and England have floundered and iconic players …

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Opinion: Welsh Win Was A Victory For Substance Over Style

Wales made history on Friday evening by spectacularly dumping Belgium out of Euro 2016. Marc Wilmots’ men were heavily fancied going into the competition and showed flashes of individual brilliance but were ultimately undone by the strength of the Welsh team’s unity. This was a victory of substance over style, the attitude of the Welsh players was excellent from the kick …

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Watch: Wales And Belgium Just Played Out An Absolute Cracker In Lille

What.A.Game. Wales took on Belgium in one of the most enticing quarter finals of Euro 2016 on Friday evening and the match certainly didn’t disappoint. Currently linked with a high profile switch to Chelsea, defensive midfielder Radja Nainggolan arguably scored the goal of the tournament with an absolute worldie just 12 minutes into the game. Although the Belgian’s were odds …

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Twitter Reacts As Wales Knock Northern Ireland Out Of Euro 2016 In Cruel Fashion

Wales' forward Gareth Bale (top) celebrates after his cross was scored by Northern Ireland's defender Gareth McAuley (bottom-R) during the Euro 2016 round of sixteen football match Wales vs Northern Ireland, on June 25, 2016 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Wales beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Paris this afternoon to progress to the Euro 2016 quarter final, but did so in fortunate circumstances. With the tie finely poised at 0-0 with fifteen minutes remaining, Gareth Bale’s cross was turned into his own net by veteran Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley.   Michael O’Neill’s side had nothing in response, and for …

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